Piano Moving in Singapore
Updated: Oct 5
Piano moving is not an easy task. It can be a very risky situation for many, especially if not handled well. Earlier this year, Virtuoso Angela Hewitt's $194,000 grand piano was smashed when movers accidentally dropped it while moving it out of a recording studio. No one wants to have their precious instrument ruined, but of course, there are things you can do to prepare for the future intervention.
In this article, we will provide some tips that you should take note before moving your piano in Singapore.
If you can't do it, get professional piano movers
A piano has to be moved vertically, whether it be a grand piano or an upright piano. If you are unable to handle it, do not try to move the piano yourself. Getting professional piano movers is the best thing you can do for you and your instrument.
Singapore Piano Hub provides services in which you can hire professional movers to move your piano. The right training and equipment will be provided, making sure that the instrument is transported without causing any damage.
2. Take note of any essential equipment
Every piano moving company should be equipped with specific moving instrument and trained specialists. Usually, tools that they use include special lifting equipment, pads, covers, straps and wraps. This is to ensure that the piano would be readily secured for movement. Do let the professionals know if you require any specific type of equipment that you need. It would also be best if you could map out the pathway for the movement, so that the piano movers know what to expect beforehand.
3. Piano placement in new location
For smaller pianos, the instrument is usually transported in one piece. Larger pianos such as concert or grand pianos are usually dismantled before moving.
Once the piano move company reaches your new location, they should reassemble your piano if it was dismantled during the moving process. Do note to inspect your instrument for any damage that might have occurred.
During the moving process, it is likely that the sound and tuning of your piano will be affected by the humidity and temperature. Don't be alarmed by this change. We recommend that you find an area that is less prone to moisture, heat or other extreme temperatures.
Zoe is an avid fan of all kinds of music. Her primary instrument is the guitar but she is always passionately learning how to play other instruments such as the drums and keyboard. She is currently playing the bass guitar in a band and has been routinely involved in music since she was a child.